LGBTQ Student Resources

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Crisis / Emergencies

Emergency Numbers

Counseling Center (603) 862-2090
Health Services (603) 862-1530
(Sexual Harrassment and
Rape Prevention Program)
(603) 862-3494

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Emergency Care

(603) 436-0600
Community Partners (603) 335-6470
Seacoast Mental Health
(603) 772-2710 Exeter

(603) 431-6703 (Portsmouth)

Seacoast Outright  

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you are in crisis or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support please call or text The Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 view their website


- LGBTQ Legal Advocates -  Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.  TEL # 800-455-4523. View their website

"It Gets Better"

Stories from UNH students on hope for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth Watch the YouTube Video

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Consider joing the LGBTQ+ Support Group - talk with others who can relate to your experiences. Small group size of LGBTQ+ students, topics based on your interests, meet weekly for 7-8 weeks per semester. Meetings held on Friday afternoons, 2:30-4:00pm at a relaxed location on campus.  Sponsored by the Counseling Center (For More Info)

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A Series of Writings From the Counseling Center website:

A Series of Stories from "We are New Hampshire"

view the website

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Programs, Office, and Organizations

The Alliance (LGBTQA+ student organization) provides a safe, self-labeling, open-minded environment for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and allied population on campus. The Alliance traditionally meets weekly in MUB Room 147 (Diversity Support Coalition)
Find us on Facebook | Wildcat Link

UNH Counseling Center The Counseling Center attempts to meet the emotional and mental health needs of the campus community by reaching out to those who may not seek counseling services. Our outreach activities include educational programs and classes, committee participation and clinical consultation. Staff members are available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student. Assistance in crisis management and guidelines for referrals are available.

Diversity Network Program (DNP), provides students from traditionally underrepresented groups with career education and graduate/professional school guidance, coupled with advice and mentoring from employers and other professionals.  LGBTQ Career Resources

Diversity Support Coalition (DSC), The DSC is an umbrella organization comprised of six groups, on of which is the Alliance. Located in MUB Room 147.
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Office of Multicultural Student Association (OMSA)
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Residential Life, "Out on Campus" Housing related to gender, identity/expression. The Housing and Residential Life staff at UNH are committed to working with all students to meet their housing needs in a nurturing community that values diversity and promotes dignity of all people.

Safe Zones: An educational program that raises awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, allied issues and contributes to a campus climate of inclusion. Contact Ellen Semran at 862-5053 Find us on Facebook

Seacoast Outright is a support and advocacy organization that seeks to change the social climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth in the NH Seacoast region. Email: TEL # 603-552-5824, PO Bos 842, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Stonewall Grads  is a social and activist group consisting of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning and allied (GLBTQ+) individuals at UNH. Through community activism and support, we strive to create a group that welcomes and empowers all people as well as educating the entire university about issues that affect GLBTQ+ students on campus. Find us on Facebook
While we are primarily a graduate student group, we welcome anyone who wants to be a part of our group.

Quench - Monthly Discussion Series at OMSA - talk about issues that matter to you while building connections and community with LGBTQ+ Ally students, staff and faculty.  Share your perspectives, listen, expand your awareness, and connect.  1st Tuesday of every month, MUB Room 327 - OMSA, 12:30-2:00pm.

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Transgender Resources

Trans, nonconforming students, know your rights under Title IX (click here for more information) Bullying, harassment, or discrimination against transgender or gender nonconforming students is covered by Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools. This resource outlines the rights trans and gender nonconforming students have in schools and how to file formal complaints.

Frequently Asked Questions about Transgender Health and UNH Health Services

Gender Neutral Bathrooms at UNH

GLADD NH and TransGender NH - Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH) are part of a state-wide coalition working to establish anti-discrimination protections for all transgender New Hampshire residents.

National Council on Gender: This Council elevates awareness on the importance of transforming gender norms across a wide range of social issues that advance the work. The Council is composed of concerned researchers, non-profit organizations, policy-makers, and funder.

National Center for Transgender Equality - is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.

Trans Youth Family Allies  (TYFA) Stories, information and resources

Health Care Rights for Transgender People

For Students Who Have Legally Changed Their Name: Here's the link to the change of name form:

For Students Who Are in Transition but Have Not Legally Changed Their Name -The UNH’s Registrar’s Office has allowed students who have not gone to court for a legal name change to use only their initials instead of their full names – so that when an instructor or another person calls on them from a list they can then say ‘ Please call me Buddy’ or whatever preferred name they choose.

For additional information please contact:
11 Garrison Avenue
Stoke Hall
Durham, NH  03824-3511
Phone: (603) 862-1500
TTY:  (603) 862-0362

Transgender Visability Guide

Trans-Support Seacoast Support Group (off campus) for Transgender/Gender Variant Adults, Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm, Every 3rd Monday of the Month, Contact Facilitator, Deborah Emery-Gigliotti, MS, LCMHC, TEL #603-433-3070

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Financial Aid Resources

The Point Foundation: Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

LEAGUE Foundation
The LEAGUE Foundation awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who are actively and substantially involved in community service. Scholarships include the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (name used with permission of the Shepard family), and the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
The American Psychological Association's Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues) offers this award to support graduate student research into psychological issues relevant to gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, groups or communities. The scholarship amount is up to $1,000.

Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship
The Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship provides three $2,500 scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies who have made significant contributions to society by "living out loud" and supporting the LGBT community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students who deferred attending an educational institution for one year following graduation.

Journalism Student Scholarships
NLGJA provides several scholarships and awards for LGBT students interested in journalism. These include the $5,000 Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship

Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students

Roy Scrivner Research Grants
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) sponsors the Roy Scrivner Research Grants for graduate and postdoctoral research concerning the study of lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and family therapy. There are two graduate student grants of up to $1,000 each and one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000.

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LGBTQA Books and Videos